Wednesday, 13 June 2007

100 things about me


Q1: What is your first name and what does it mean?
A: Graham (‘Gra’ = gravel/stone, ‘ham’ = Home/house).

Q2: What is your last name and what does it mean?
A: Ettridge (originated from a place in Scotland and means ‘the land between two waterfalls’). Therefore my full name means “The stone house on the land between two waterfalls”.

Q3: How old are you?
A: 34yrs old

Q4: Where do you live?
A: England

Q5: Any Hobbies?
A: Poker, Swimming, Reading, Eating, Drinking, Walking

Q6: What colour socks are you wearing?
A: Blue

Q7: Club or Bar?
A: Bar

Q8: What time did you get up this morning?
A: 06:03:42 (is that precise enough?)

Q9: When is your birthday?
A: June 17th (Gemini)

Q10:What is your favourite TV show?
A: The Apprentice (UK version)

Q11:What did you have for breakfast?
A: A Slice of toast and a glass of milk

Q12:What is your favourite cuisine?
A: Any Thai or Chinese food

Q13:Your favourite potato chip?
A: Cream cheese and chives

Q14:What is your favourite CD at the moment?
A: ‘Back to Black’ by Amy Winehouse

Q15:What kind of car do you drive?
A: Honda 2.2 CRV SE Executive

Q16:Favourite sandwich?
A: Club Sandwich

Q17:What characteristics do you despise?
A: Lateness and dishonesty

Q18:Favourite item of clothing?
A: Sweatshirt

Q19:If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
A: Serengeti Safari

Q20:What colour is your bathroom?
A: Pale green with a minging avocado bathroom suite
(soon to be changed...hurrrrrayyyy!!!)

Q21:Favourite brand of clothing?
A: Fat Face/Fat Fish/Ralph Lauren

Q22:Where would you want to retire to?
A: Vancouver, Canada - the best place with the nicest people (and they speak English there too)

Q23:Favourite time of day?
A: Around 6.00pm when I slowly sink into the hot jacuzzi and relax after a crappy day at the office

Q24:Where were you born?
A: Stratford Upon Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace too!)

Q25:Coke or Pepsi?
A: Coke

Q26:Are you a morning person or night owl?
A: Morning

Q27:What size shoe do you wear?
A: 10 (UK) 44(EUR)

Q28:Do you have pets?
A: No

Q29:Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone?
A: Yep, I put clean socks on today!!!!

Q30:What did you want to be when you were little?
A: Older....oh and a Pathologist...then an accountant...then.......

Q31:Favourite sweets/candy bar?
A: Black Magic Chocolates...mmmmmm yummy!

Q32:What is your best childhood memory?
A: Having the stabilizers taken off my first worst memory was 2 seconds later when I fell off...ouch!

Q33:What are the different jobs you have had in your life?
A: Shop assistant, Accounts clerk, HR Admin Co-ordinator, and currently Resource Planning Mgr

Q34:What colour underwear are you wearing?
A: White with blue stripes

A: You can't honestly think that I am going to disclose that one whilst I'm sober

A: none...yet

Q37:Eye colour?
A: Brown (or bloodshot, if it is Sunday morning)

Q38:Ever been to Africa?
A: Yes - Morocco

Q39:Ever been toilet papering?
A: Don't know what that is.

Q40:Love someone so much it made you cry?
A: Yes...once upon a time...sob

Q41:Been in a car accident?

Q42:Croutons or bacon bits?
A: Bacon bits

Q43:Favourite day of the week?
A: Saturdays

Q44:Favourite restaurant?
A: Three Crowns (Brinkworth, England)...if you haven't been, then you absolutely must go!!!!!!

Q45:Favourite flower?
A: Self raising.....oh English Rose of course

Q46:Favourite ice cream?
A: Vanilla

Q47:Disney or Warner Brothers?

Q48: Favourite fast food place?
A: Any chinese takeaway

Q49. What colour is your bedroom carpet?
A: Cream

Q50: How many times did you fail your driver's test?
A: Zero, I think I scared the instructor so much that he wanted to avoid seeing me again

Q51: From whom did you get your last email?
A: The bloody gas board with my latest gas bill...what an eventful life I have.

Q52: Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
A: It would have to be a travel agent

Q53: What do you do most often when you are bored?
A: Listen to music and read a good book

Q54: Bedtime?
A: Usually 11.00 p.m on a work night

Q55: Last person you went to dinner with?
A: Scarlett Johansson(come on guys...I'm allowed to dream aren't I?)...It was with some friends to celebrate a 40th birthday.

Q58: What are you listening to right now?
A: "Trouble" A fantastic and emotional album by Ray Lamontagne (go check it out if you haven't heard it before)

Q59: What is your favourite colour?
A: Blue

Q60: Lake, Ocean or river?
A: River

Q61: How many tattoos do you have?
A: None

Q62: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
A: The's soooo obvious

Q63: Which seven famous people would you invite to your dinner party?
A: Mahatma Ghandi, Michael Palin, Anthony Hopkins, Scarlett Johansson, Charles Darwin, Julia Roberts, Al Pacino

Q67: Which animal best describes your personality?
A: Orangutang

Q68: 'Centre of attention' or 'on the sidelines'
A: On the side

Q69: Ideal partner: Blonde, Brunette or Redhead
A: It doesn't matter (as long as it doesn't come off at night).

Q70: Claim to fame
A: Related to Emmeline Pankhust (Founder of the Women's Suffrage Movement - Equal voting rights for women)

Q71: Bank or spend?
A: Bank then spend...

Q72: Mend or throw away?
A: Don't break in the first place!

Q73: Hot climate, cold climate?
A: Like both, but it is easier to warm up than cool down.

Q74: What would the epitaph on your gravestone read?
A: " least he tried"

Q75: Are you left or right handed?
A: Right handed

Q76: On what side of the bed do you sleep?
A: Left hand side

Q76: Cinema or sofa?
A: It all depends who with :)

Q77: PJ's, shorts or nothing?
A: Nothing

Q78: A day at the Mall or a day by the river?
A: A day by the river of course.

Q79: Have you ever lied?
A: Would you believe me if I said no?

Q80: Purpose in life?
A: To be happy and to make people love and to be loved

Q81: Favourite Drink?
A: A good british beer, a cup of Earl Grey tea or a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon

Q82: What would your ideal house look like?
A: Old cottage with a thatched roof in the Cotswolds of England

Q83: What's the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
A: Their eyes

Q84: Are you comfortable with your height?
A: At 5'10 yes I am - but it gets a bit cold up here sometimes.

Q85: Have you ever thought that you were honestly going to die?
A: Yes, tumbling 50 ft down a hill then falling over the edge of a quarry and free falling 40ft on to my life did flash before me..something I will never forget.

Q86: Any regrets about anything?
A: I try not to regret, just learn...but yes I do have a few.

Q87: Is there someone or somthing you really want?
A: Yes, isn't there always?

Q88: Does anybody like you?
A: I do hope so...

Q89: Do you believe in God?
A: I do believe...but just not sure what...

Q90: Have you ever kayaked?
A: Yes, in the Amazon

Q91:'em or hate'em?
A: Love'em

Q92: When was the last time you were hugged?
A: A while ago :(

Q93: Do you speak any other language other than English?
A: A very small amount of French, German and Japanese

Q94: Are you allergic to anything?
A: Just the tax man

Q95: Favorite Saying?
A: I'll respect your opinion if you accept that mine is right

Q96: Are you close to your family?
A: Yes, they are very important to me!

Q97: When was the last time you went swimming?
A: This evening, I try to swim most evenings after work.

Q98: Can you curl your tongue?
A: Yes...can you?

Q99: Were you ever rushed by ambulance into an Emergency room?
A: No, I went by helicopter instead...Lol!

Q100: Is there a question that you would like visitors to your blog to answer?
A: Yes, please can you let me know 100 things about you?


someGirl said...

We're both listening to the same CD right now (Ms Winehouse) I can go off on a tangent about track #6 *sigh* That song does somethin' to me, let me tell you...Anyway your answer to Q #69 gave me a good laugh...that hasn't happened I hope!


!! I was about to make the same comment on Amy Winehouse as what I see somegirl did !!

Livingsword said...

Hi Graham;

Snazzy blog, nice look and feel to it. Happy Birthday, I see your B Day is June 17th. I love the Apprentice (US version as I am Canadian). I drive a Honda Fit (as a Honda guy you must know what that is). I live in Vancouver, well a suburb named Surrey (we have no original names and have to steal them from the home country), Vancouver is very worthy of retiring to or living in at any point of your life for that matter. Vanilla ice cream! How can you say that with all the varieties of chocolate out there? Does Guinness count as a good British beer? I drove my car off a 200 foot cliff in the Canadian Rockies (it was an accident, if you want details ask). I also love to travel as does my blond wife who is also willing to act like a brunet or redhead. I have bookmarked your blog for future visits.

Paper Fan Club said...

Wow Graham, it's like I know you already! :) You have a really great blog -- fun to read and a terrific layout. Have a great bday this weekend!

Mike Minzes said...

Great blog!!

Unknown said...

Hi all!!

Somegirl & Jill,
I'm glad we all have the same taste. Don't forget to have a listen to Ray Lamontagne too...
Thanks for the comments

Thanks for the Birthday wishes. Glad your wife is so accommodating with your hair fetish LOL!

Paper Fan Club,
Thanks for the Birthday wishes! Don't forget, I want to read your 100 facts soon!!!

Mike M,
Thanks for the kind comment!

Anonymous said...

Great list! I have TWO hundred things about me on my page (100 things and 100 MORE things) so if you want to check those out, feel free :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, everytime I'm coming here this blog is improving ! Really nice ! I love the new header and the pictures everywhere, nice little world in there !

We have quite a few things in common... I like the Apprentice too but I watch the US version. And I'm a Coke woman as well :D

Beginning with "B" said...

What a great blog!

Please let me know if I can put you in my link list..

Enjoyed seeing this very much.

Best wishes & Cheers!

adam b. ~~(^_^)~~Happy Birthday, too!

Victorya said...

Awesome 100 questions! I too wanted to be a pathologist at one point in my life (too much X-Files I think) even got to spend a day with one, see all the bodies and cut up organs. It was great fun.


Choc Mint Girl said...

Happy B'day to you 2x...juz wanna wish you happy b'day before I comment on this interesting topic...hmmm 100 things...:)

AZZITIZZ said...


Happy Birthday tooo yooo, Happy Birthday tooo yooo, Happy Birthday dear Graaahaaam, Happy Birthday toooo YOOOOOOOO!!!!!

I know I should have written on your actual Birthday, but I'm off to visit my Dad for Fathers Day.

Your blog just gets better and better. Fantastic!

Have a brilliant day. X

Marjie said...

pleasure to meet u sir. so glad to have wound up in your side of the blogging world, and since I'm addicted to International pop/rock music (numerous ones based in Europe), I may swing by more often!

btw...i think amy winehouse's music is very distinct--one positive note on her work :)!

admin said...

nice blog.. although it took a lot of time reading the 100 things about you.. hehehehe...:)

Geoff said...

Great blog...have visited a couple times and really enjoy your writing...and yes the list is fun! Happy Birthday and Thanks!

Unknown said...

Hiya :D

Loon! 200 things - I can't wait to read them!!!

Zhu, Thanks for your comments :)
I must admit that I got a lot of my inspiration from reading your blog...I think yours is amazing!!

Adam B, Thanks for your kind words. Sure, you can add me to your link list!! I'll pop in to have a read.

Victorya, blood and guts...Mmmmm, it makes me feel hungry..LOL :D
You sound as mad as I am.

Choc mint Girl & Azzitizz - You are both sooo kind. Thanks for your comments, I had a lovely meal at a local country hotel yesterday evening with my Parents, sisters, Brother-in-law, niece and nephew - followed by a very nice and relaxing day today celebrating Fathers day at my parents house.

Marjie, it's a pleasure to meet you too! Feel free to swing here anytime

Lady influence, thanks for your comments...I read the posts on your blog - they are great. Please don't think that because I wrote 100 things about me makes, that I am self indulgent..well not much anywayz ;)

Thanks for the kind comment. I will definitely come and read yours too!!

Sebastian said...

hi Graham!!

Cool post!


You ever noticed that most countries don't have pepsi? only coke. I know in Mexico it is very difficult to find pepsi.

I was in Constanta, Romania visiting a friend and he said "what is pepsi?" hehehe


Emily Suess said...

Yeah, vanilla ice cream is the best. I think it means a person knows how to enjoy the sweet, simple thing in life.

Choc Mint Girl said...

OK. I don't think I could reveal 100 things about me to the world. Maybe in future. Am I being unfair…? But the way you described yourself is creative…he he

Unknown said...

Hi all,

Sebastian, thanks for your kind wishes. After reading your blog I sooo want to visit Mexico - I am definitely adding it to my "MUST VISIT" list....Mmmmm I feel an idea for a post coming on!!

Em, too true. Vanilla Ice Cream is simple. Comfort food should not be complicated just simply simple.

Hey Choc!! Awww, ya let me down, I'll have to keep checking your blog until you do post the list..LOL!

Anonymous said...

Ciao Graham,

Belated Happy Birthday!

I really love your layout and principles in life.

Enjoy your journey. Try not to miss anything!

Thank you for dropping by my site and leaving your mark.

Cheers to Life!

Stephanie said...

The personality of an urangutan, I mean, that says it all, doesn’t it?

Oh, and the avocado suite? I am sooo with you on that!

Unknown said...

Hi Ross, "Cheers to life" indeed!!! It's the only way...enjoy being here now!! Thanks for the nice comment.

Hey you (or me!), thanks for the comment and indeed it does say it all :D Keep going with your great blog!!!!

Peaceful/Paisible said...

not really too late to wish you a very very happy birthday !!!

Diana said...

Interesting reading, not sure I would dare to be so revealing about myself though!

Love the blog as well- I will be back :)

Yellow Cake said...

Lovely blog. Very nice!

Unknown said...

Mousie, thanks for the kind regards...It's never too late :D

Ladybanana, should give it a go, 100 things about's quite theraputic..LOL!

Yellow cake. Thank you very much :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Graham! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I really enjoyed reading all about you, and I must say that we have a LOT in common!

I'm a huge fan of movies, music, and theatre! Looks like our birthdays are close together as well. I assume from the "getty72", you were born in '72? Your birthday is June 17th, and mine is June 29th - also 1972!

There are a lot of other similarities. Would love to chat with you sometime!

Anonymous said...

Oh, one more thing - I'm also a Human Resources Manager! How strange is that?

Unknown said...

Tish, thank you for visiting. It certainly does sound like we have a few things in common. Best wishes, Graham :)

Cocaine Princess said...

I love it!!!! I haven't met you but I feel like I already know you so well. You gotta get something pierced, what are you waiting for, huh?
Cocaine Princess

~me~ said...

Hello Graham. I am liking your blog more and more.100 things about me? i dont know, it looks like its going to take so much time. i know, excuses, excuses.
i have a blog too but i am writing in malay. so u wouldnt be able to appreciate it.Anyway, i keep coming to read your blog - starting from its first conception, so maybe it'll be quite a a while before i am at your current posting. and oh i see that you like to eat chinese food. well, i mentioned it because i am asian but i dont personally like to cook or to eat chinese.
well, until later.

Unknown said...

Cocaine Princess, LOL! I wish I had the confidence to get something pierced..... lol! Maybe one day I will ;)

aku mahu teguh, thank you so much for visiting. I am glad you have found it interesting :) I appreciate your kind words :)

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